A couple years ago I posted about artist John Franzen’s “Each Line One Breath” – morphogenetic freehand drawings. In the years since he has begun drawing into 2mm black coated copper and brass plates with a needle, creating gorgeous etchings, from which he produces a small series of discharge prints.
His meditative drawing process starts a single straight line from the top of the plate to the bottom, which is followed by an attempt to copy that line as precisely as possible. Each subsequent line results in a slight straying from the original line, exaggerating the original imperfections. His breathing controls the line, and the line also controls his breathing, it is incredible to watch. See the videos below.
Drawings of motorcycles by artist Carter Asmann, using the stains left by coffee cups. More below.
Drawings of a contemplative nude lady, by Australian HR assistant and artist Miranda Lorikeet, created with MS Paint. More below.
Bryan Lewis Sauders has been documenting his experiences with different drugs and intoxicants in the form of expressive self-portraits. Each drawing was created under the influence, and he says he’s “suffered mild brain damage” from the experiment. Below are 50 of his self-portraits.